Investigation of case of extorting 16 million rubles by Moscow metro managers is completed
According to the investigators, employees of the Moscow Metro were bribed for signing the act of executed works.
The investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee completed the investigation of the corruption cases against the SUE Moscow Metro former Head of Electricity service Gleb Verkhovsky, his deputy Dmitry Borisenko and the former Chief Engineer of JSC Teploenergosbyt Alexander Ishchenko. Depending on the role of each, they are charged under the Art. 290 (Bribe-Taking) and part 4 of Art. 291.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Mediation in transfer of a bribe in an especially large size).
According to the investigators, in November 2015, Borisenko and Verkhovsky through intermediary Ishchenko extorted a bribe in amount of 16 million rubles from the Chief Engineer of the contractor M-Avtomatika Artem Komarov. The investigators believe the managers of the Moscow metro demanded money for the signing of the act of performed works under the contract which was performed with violations and further receiving of lucrative state orders.
In case of detection of these violations, the contractors were threatened with heavy fines and termination of the contract for the replacement of cables on Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya, Filevskaya, Ring and Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya metro lines.
On November 13 all the persons of interest were detained during the transfer of money.
At this time, the accused received the materials of the case for familiarization. Soon it will be forwarded for the approval of the letter of accusation to the prosecutor's office. All persons of interest deny their guilt. Borisenko’s lawyer Vladimir Gagloyev claims that the whole situation was initiated by the employee of the M-Avtomatika Komarov.
The defendants face up to 15 years in prison and fines of 500 million rubles.
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